Wednesday, 30 June 2010
Russian Children's Book Illustration, I
Just the beginning: images above from Russian Children's Picture Books in the 1920s & 1930s, catalogue for a joint exhibition between Ashiya City Museum, Ashiyaga Museum of Art and The Tokyo Met, published by Tankosha in 2004. I love this book so much that I feel like scanning/sharing every page, and maybe I eventually will. Many of its images are incredibly simple, use a minimum number of colours cleverly and are almost contemporary in style. Luckily I did not go to any of the exhibitions, as I probably would have hyperventilated and tried to set up permanent camp in the middle of the museum. Instead I scored this souvenir at the lovely Ariel in Sydney a year later. Much of the text is in Japanese, although there are some essays in English at the back of the book too.